Setting

Setting

A Lesson by MoonlitAngel
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Where does it take place?

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What time era is it? Is it in a big city? Rural? Tornado Valley? Middle of the ocean? Underwater?  If you don't know where your story is taking place, sit down now, and think about where you want it. If you know it's in a city, during the 1900's, but you know no facts about what happened during that time, go look it up. Encyclopedia's, Internet... There's many book you could check out at your library for information. You can't just sit there and hope for the information to come to you by itself. Writing isn't just having fun. It's working, too. You have to work a little to reach your goal, no matter what it is.

 

So, say your story takes place underwater, during 1000 BC. Which ocean is it taking place at? There's different animals in each ocean, I believe, since the temperatures are different. No, I doubt that the reader is going to do a back ground check on it, but you don't want to mess up something so obvious, that they reader will notice, even if they aren't looking for mistakes like that.



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KJL

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Posted 2 Years Ago


Clues in the descriptions can help give the readers details and ideas of the setting. Certain phrases and words will lead the reader directly to a time frame, or location, so keep that in mind.

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Posted 3 Years Ago


It helps to have lived there before or have researched the place so you really know how the climate is and what it looks like.

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Posted 4 Years Ago


Lol, there's no more. I couldn't think of anything else I could add. Sorry it took so long for me to respond.

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Posted 5 Years Ago


is there more?

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Posted 5 Years Ago


lol
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I am an avid writer, enjoying the depths that my overly vivid imagination can take me into. I love reading books; just thinking about escaping into an entirely different world that is already made for..